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7 Interesting Facts About Mailboxes You Didn't Know

Monday June 24, 2019

The advent of the mailbox has revolutionized the way in which we send letters and packages. While you probably already know the basic concept of mailboxes and how they work, there are probably some things you don't know about them. Below are several interesting facts about mailboxes that may surprise you.

Traditional Mailboxes vs Contemporary Mailboxes: What's the Difference?

Friday June 07, 2019

When shopping for curbside mailboxes for your neighborhood or residential community, you may discover some labeled as "traditional" or "contemporary." Traditional styles are the most common, accounting for the majority of residential mailboxes in the United States. But in recent years, an increasing number of contemporary mailboxes have emerged, offering a viable alternative for community developers and homeowners alike. So, what's the difference between traditional and contemporary mailboxes?

Can Newspaper Receptacles Be Used With Mailboxes?

Monday June 03, 2019

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, nearly 34 million Americans receive a Sunday newspaper and nearly 31 million receive a daily newspaper. To accommodate these individuals -- as well as the couriers who deliver their newspaper -- you can use a newspaper receptacle. But you'll need to follow some precautions to ensure it complies with the United States Postal Service's (USPS's) requirements.

USPS Color Requirements for Curbside Mailboxes: What You Should Know

Monday May 20, 2019

When purchasing curbside mailboxes for a neighborhood or residential community, you'll need to choose an appropriate color. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is pretty flexible regarding the color of curbside mailboxes, but there are still a few things you'll need to know. By complying with the USPS's color requirements, you can avoid the headache of having to replace or repaint your mailboxes in the future.

How to Discourage Mail Theft in a New Neighborhood or Community

Monday April 08, 2019

If you're developing a new neighborhood or residential community, you might be wondering what precautions you can take to protect residents from mail theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), approximately 400,000 Americans have their mail stolen in any given year. For residents, mail theft isn't just frustrating; it poses a risk to their credit and reputation. After taking a resident's mail, a thief may steal his or her identity, using the resident's Social Security number and other personal information to open new credit cards. As a developer, though, there are a few ways you can discourage mail theft in a new neighborhood or residential community.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Curbside Mailboxes in Your Residential Community

Friday February 22, 2019

After purchasing curbside mailboxes for your residential community, you'll need to install them. While this sounds easy enough, though, there are certain steps you must take to ensure the mailboxes are safely and securely installed. Unfortunately, some developers and property managers are guilty of making one or more of the following mistakes when installing their curbside mailboxes.

What Size Curbside Mailbox Do I Need? Things to Consider When Choosing a Size

Monday December 03, 2018

When choosing a curbside mailbox, it's important to consider the size. Curbside mailboxes are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from small to extra-large. So, what size should you get?

Mailbox Refurbishment: How to Revitalize Your Curbside Mailbox

Wednesday November 28, 2018

If the exterior of your community's curbside mailboxes are showing signs of chipping or flaking off, perhaps it's time to consider a refurbishment. Replacing your old, worn mailbox is always an option, but there are alternative to get a little more use out of your mailbox systems.

The Dos and Don'ts of Installing a Curbside Mailbox

Friday November 09, 2018

Are you planning to install one or more curbside mailbox systems? Although a mailbox essential to connecting residential households with the outside world, the United States Postal Service (USPS) isn't responsible for installing or maintaining curbside mailboxes for residents, so this is something that you'll need to do yourself. Here are a few dos and don'ts to follow when installing a curbside mailbox.

Looking Back at the History of Mailboxes

Friday November 02, 2018

Also known as a letterbox, mailboxes play an important role in keeping citizens and businesses connected. Even before the advent of the modern mail delivery service, there were couriers would would hand-deliver written messages and packages. As the need for mail increased, it eventually led to the formation of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the modern mailbox. However, there's a long, rich history behind mailboxes that often goes unnoticed.